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Delaware County

Crisis Intervention Hotline

Delaware County Crisis Connections  855-899-7877

Contact Information

Shannon Fitzpatrick Thomas, M.A.
Coordinator of Children’s Mental Health

20 S. 69th St.
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: 610-713-2479

County Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Rev. James Elliott, co-chair
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Broomall
Phone: 610-353-1759 or 215-360-7772

Ellen Chung, ACSW, LCSW, BCD, co-chair
Director, Clinical Operations
Elwyn Children’s Behavioral Health
Phone: 610-891-7048

E-mail: info@delcosuicideprevention.org

The task force focuses on prevention and awareness for both children and adults in Delaware County. The task force provides numerous types of prevention strategies including annual walk/run, annual symposium, trainings focusing on special issues like clergy and ethnicity as it relates to suicide, adult suicide review team to identify risk factors, strategies to reduce adult suicide, annual candlelight memorial, and seeking out grants to offer groups for survivors.

County Suicide Prevention Resources

Training for school, medical, law enforcement and corrections personnel
Gatekeeper training program
Parent education
Student education
Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Substance abuse prevention

Support groups: Survivors of Suicide; also regional consumer support groups are being developed through the Southeast Regional Mental Health Suicide Prevention Task Force
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team, 855-889-7827; Elwyn’s Mobile Assessment Team
Peer Run Warm Line, Elwyn, 855-464-9342
What Clergy Need to Know About Suicide Loss: How to Help After a Suicide

County Screening for Suicide Prevention

Student Assistance Program (screening by mental health liaisons)
Community screening

County Mental Health Resources

Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health
Inpatient psychiatric unit: Crozer Chester Medical Center and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

School-based mental health services provided in the Chester Upland School District, William Penn School District, and Upper Darby School District
Private counseling: Empower Youth and other private agencies

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Contact

Name of Chapter: Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Contact Name: Catherine Siciliano

Contact Number: 267-678-3327

Contact Email: csiciliano@afsp.org

Support Group Information

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Ave & County Line Rd

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

1-215-545-2242

phillysos@hotmail.com

http://www.sosphilly.org

Contact Person : Gail Dohrn

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Additional Information : Meets in Warden Lobby; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information

Main Line Health Center

3855 West Chester Pike (PA Rte 3)

Newtown Square, PA 19073

1-215-545-2242

phillysos@hotmail.com

http://www.sosphilly.org

Contact Person : Shirley Bono

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Additional Information : Meets in Community Room C; Twitter handle @PhillySOS

Support Group Information

Riddle Memorial Hospital

1068 West Baltimore Pike

Media, PA 19063

1-215-545-2242

phillysos@hotmail.com

http://www.sosphilly.org

Contact Person : Donna Ambrogi & Shirley Bono

Leader Type : PEER

Meetings/Month : 4th Saturday of each month 10am-12pm

Charge : NO

Newsletter : NO

Additional Information : Meets in the Community Education Center; Twitter handle @PhillySOS